Mequon Woman Arrested for Second OWI Refuses to Perform Field Sobriety Tests
She asked officers if the tests were even necessary since this was admittedly her second offense.
A 25-year-old Mequon woman asked police if a sobriety test was even necessary when they noticed she'd been drinking, since this would be her second OWI.
According to the report:
Fox Point police were parked in the 7700 block of North Port Washington Road and, using a radar gun, clocked her going 42 mph in a 35 mph zone just before 3 a.m. on March 10. She had also flicked her lights from high to low beams, which drew the officer's attention.
When police spoke to the woman, she immediately admitted she was speeding, but then quickly raised her voice and asked why two officers were needed. The officer noticed the smell of alcohol on her breath as she spoke. When asked if she’d been drinking, she looked down and didn’t answer the question. She fumbled with the keys when she tried to pull them from the ignition, left the driver’s side door open and swayed back and forth while walking to the rear of the car.
Officers patted her down but didn’t find anything. The officer asked her again if she’d been drinking, but she still wouldn’t answer. Then she began to cry and yell, “I’m gonna admit to everything, I (expletive) the (expletive) up.” She raised her voice and began shouting about having a prior OWI and how it ruined her life. When asked if she’d begin the field sobriety tests, she said, “Is it really going to matter?”
She continued to be unresponsive to officers' directions to complete the field sobriety tests, and began yelling again how she “messed up her life." Due to her refusal to perform the tests, red and glassy eyes, the smell of alcohol and speeding, she was arrested for her second OWI. Her prior conviction was in 2005 in Ozaukee County. She had a blood alcohol content of 0.19. She was released to her mother at 5:20 a.m.